God (British band)
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Industrial metal, free jazz, experimental|
|Labels||Big Cat, Virgin|
|Associated acts||Godflesh, Henry Cow, Jesu, Laika, Napalm Death, 16-17, Oxbow|
|Past members||Steve Blake|
God were a British industrial ensemble formed/named in London by Kevin Martin. Founded by Kevin Martin (British musician)|Kevin Martin] and Nigel Armstrong in 1987, having previously worked together as the Fire Next Time in Weymouth Dorset. The band's first official release was 'Sounds Like Thunder' in 1988, for a Mark E. Smith(The Fall) curated 'Disparate Cognescenti' compilation. The band expanded to include nine members and released two studio albums before disbanding in 1996. The group's abrasive marriage of ambient, dub, free jazz and noise rock music garnered respect from their peers such as Bill Laswell, Ministry, My Bloody Valentine, J. G. Thirlwell and John Zorn.
GOD originally consisted of Kevin Martin on tenor saxophone and vocals and Nigel Armstrong on guitar. The pairing came together after the pair, along with Andy Rendall(Admass) relocated from Weymouth to London, and [The Fall (band)|Fall]] front-man Mark E. Smith asked Martin if he wanted to contribute to Smith's 1988 Disparate Cognescenti compilation. In Autumn of 1988, Martin met Justin Broadrick, whose project Godflesh he had heard on John Peel's Radio 1 show. Broadrick began working with Martin and served as a producer for God's early releases before joining as a member.
- Studio albums
- Live albums
- Singles and EPs
- Breach Birth (1990, Situation Two)
- Car First (1990, Clawfist) a split 7" with Terminal Cheesecake
- Appeal to Human Greed (1995, Big Cat)
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